Our experienced marriage counselling or couples therapy at relationship counselling kent has enabled hundreds of couples to successfully achieve what they set out to in their relationships . However despite this, we never lose site of the fact that taking the decision to seek help and speak to someone else about the problems in your relationship, can sometimes be difficult; especially as one of you might be resistant to attending relationship counselling. However, rest assured; Relationship Counselling or Marriage Guidance is extremely powerful and not as daunting as people first might think. It’s also not about who is right or wrong, it’s about open discussion and helping you both achieve the outcome you want.
The feedback we receive here at Relationship Counselling Kent is that our couple counsellors have an exceptional ability to make all their clients feel quickly at ease. We understand, that When you feel comfortable and relaxed it’s much easier to communicate and open-up, this enables your couple counsellor to quickly understand the particular issues you are facing from each individual perspective. Our Relationship therapists certainly won’t sit there silently waiting for you to speak, they will however, take an active part in conversation and in the process of recovery and change.
You will be in a safe, confidential non-judgemental environment where:-
You will both be asked what you would like to get out of the couples therapy sessions. Whether you would like to try and stay together, or perhaps like help in ending the relationship in an amicable fashion (it’s still important to go through the below process in order to be able do that) Or maybe, one or both of you are unsure about what you want at this stage and want to see how you feel after the marriage counselling – this is not a problem and is very common. We will work towards what you want, if you are not sure.
You will be each be given an equal opportunity to express what you feel the current issues are in the relationship and when you think they first began. At this point our relationship counsellors will more than likely ask you for some examples of a situation of when a certain type of behaviour hurt/upset or angered you. This allows more context to what you are trying to explain to your partner
As the couples therapy progresses, the aim is to encourage your partner to hear what you are saying, and vice versa, so you will both begin to see the bigger picture of what is going on between you.
You will be both be given help to really listen and try and understand each others points of view. A third party perspective can be really helpful here, because sometimes, it’s hard to see things clearly on your own when emotions are involved.
You will find out what is really important to you and learn how to manage your emotions. You will also be given the opportunity to find out how you can set limits/expectations over what behaviour you will and won’t accept from each other.
You will learn about each others differences and needs and agree on compromises going forward.
You will both gain new insights about yourselves and the other person and learn how to bring back intimacy and loving feelings.
When the sessions come to an end you will be given help and advice on how to keep the relationship on track if that’s the route you choose to take. You will always have the added reassurance of following up with a maintenance session at any time you choose.
Even after the first relationship counselling session most couples report to feeling a huge sense of relief that something is finally being done to bring about change in their relationship.
Problems we can help you with
Jealousy and Suspicion
Relationship Break Up’s or Divorce
Pre-Marital/Pre-Living Together Counselling
The Impact of Pornography
Dealing with the Death of a Partner
Infidelity or Affairs
Why use us?
Successfully enabled hundreds of couples to relate more effectively and achieve their goals
Skilled in helping couples open up and communicate effectively
97% of customers rebook after their first session.
BSC (hons) Psychology
(accredited by the British Psychological Society)
BACP - British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy
We will help you understand what is going on in your relationship, no matter what has happened or what is going on.
Feel relaxed in quiet, comfortable environment
Convenient & flexible appointments to suit you.
Ideally located across the whole of kent.
We have multiple marriage counselling practices Kent conveniently located to make our relationship counselling services accessible throughout the county.
Having Sian help us talk through our problems helped us both see each others point of view and see things more clearly. Our marriage is much stronger now that it has been for years – thank you so much.
Byron & Claire
We knew we needed to separate but wanted to do so amicably for the sake of our two children. Sian made this possible by offering us the support through a very difficult time.
Thank you Sian for putting our marriage back on track!
Mr & Mrs Donahue
When my wife suggested that we should see a relationship counsellor but I thought it was a stupid idea and was very sceptical and cynical!. However, Sian made us both feel very relaxed from the outset and she never took sides in any of our conversations. Unfortunately we were not able to save our relationship but Sian helped us through the difficult process and made the separation so such much easier. I would recommend her to anyone who is having problems
Although my partner was reluctant to go for counselling Alison put us both at ease straight away. I was surprised how he opened up and I was able to see things from his perspective for the first time. I know that he understands me more now and with Alison help we are closer than ever.
Hayley and John
I didn’t think there was any hope for our relationship as all we did was argue and shout at each other. We went to see Sian at Relationship Counselling Kent and she was so patient and understanding and always saw things from both points of view. We are now at a stage where we can at least communicate without getting angry. We are still working on our relationship but now feel at least there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Paul & Sue
We are an experienced team of professional relationship counsellors located throughout Kent. Relationship Counselling Kent will help you gain understanding of your partner’s perspective. This will enable you both to move forward in the direction you choose.